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Martini & Rossi Rosso Sweet Vermouth*Packaging may vary

Martini & Rossi Rosso Sweet Vermouth

Vermouth /15% ABV / Italy

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Tasting Notes
Caramel, Dark Fruit, Spicy
Food Pairing
Cheese - Nutty & Semi-Firm, Cured Meats

Product Description

Martini & Rossi Rosso Vermouth is a light, balanced and scarlet-hued Italian sweet red vermouth. This famous drink was first created by the Martini family in the ancient town of Pessione, nestling in the foothills of the Alps near Turin. The exquisite red vermouth has remained inextricably linked to the Italian passions of food, entertaining friends and motor racing, since 1863. Martini & Rossi Rosso Vermouth is created with a secret blend of wines and a selection from 40 botanicals that give it a distinctive sweet taste, with subtle hints of orange and citrus. Its distinctive red color comes from the caramel used in Martini & Rossi Vermouth's unique blending process. Artemisia is a crucial ingredient in the distilling of this unique sweet vermouth and continues to be grown and harvested just a few miles south of Pessione.

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Drizly Expert Notes

Martini & Rossi has been producing sweet vermouth since 1863. Birthed in Piedmont in Northwest Italy, sweet vermouth is wine-based and steeped with herbs and botanicals. Each producer has their own proprietary blend and Martini & Rossi is one of the first and most classic. Its original blend is the same one that is still being used today in their Martini & Rossi Rosso Sweet Vermouth.

The base is a blend of Trebbiano from Emilia-Romagna and Catarratto, showing the span of Italy's great indigenous varieties. These two provide a backdrop to numerous herbs and spices that make this recipe unique.

This sweet red vermouth has many uses. It can be drunk on its own, either neat or over ice with a splash of soda water and a twist of orange. It is a traditional aperitif meant to tease the appetite before a meal. Not to mention, it has multiple uses in classic cocktails such as a Vieux Carre, Negroni or Manhattan. It's a must-have for any home bartender who needs to hone their classics, get creative or host a party. Martini & Rossi's original and classic red blend vermouth was Luigi Rossi's first love and its spicy yet sweet aromas and palate are pleasing for any type of beverage.